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Amir Karara
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Karara in an interview with El Fagr News
Amir Muhammad Hussein Karara

(1977-10-10) 10 October 1977 (age 46)
Cairo, Egypt
Other names Pasha of Egypt
  • Actor
  • television presenter
Years active 1992–present
Known for Kalabsh
Hend Salah Hosny
(m. 2010)
Children 3
Relatives Mahmoud Shokoko

Amir Karara (Arabic: أمير محمد حسين كرارة; born 10 October 1977) is an Egyptian actor and TV presenter. His real beginning came during his presentation of Star Maker in 2003. Karara is best known for his dramatic and action roles such as his roles in Karmouz War (2018), Horob Edtirari (2017) and Special Operations (2007). His most important series including Kalabsh (2017), Al Tabbal (2016) and Hawari Bucharest (2015). Karara's recent films have grossed high box office revenues. His series Kalabsh with all its parts, achieved great success in Egypt, where he became famous under the name "Basha Masr" or "Pasha of Egypt".

Early life

Amir Karara was born on 10 October 1977 in Cairo. He graduated from Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, department of tourism, but he did not work in a profession related to his studies. He was a volleyball player and participated in the main national volleyball team in Egypt. He entered world championships in volleyball, but did not continue in the field of sports.

Personal life

Karara married Hend Salah Hosny, sister of footballer and actor Ahmed Salah Hosny, in 2006. They have 3 children: Selim, Laila and Nelly.

In December 2020, Karara announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. In January 2021, he announced his recovery from it after 16 days.


Amir Karara
Karara in Hawari Bucharest (2015)

Karara's artistic beginning was in the field of television advertisements. He used to play small roles in the Egyptian advertisements. Until he was discovered by the Egyptian businessman Tarek Nour and presented his first program Star Maker in 2002. In the same year, he participated in the sitcom Youth Online and in the second season in 2003.

After that, Karara's artistic works continued, including The Best of Times (2004), Zaky Chan (2005), Special Operations (2007) and Kasablanka (2019).

Karara starred as Sleim El-Ansary in the Egyptian drama series Kalabsh, which was released during Ramadan 2017. The second season was released in Ramadan 2018 and the third season in Ramadan 2019. In 2020, he portrayed Ahmed Mansi in the Egyptian biographical drama series Al Ekhtiar.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Hello America The translator
2004 The Best of Times Tarek
2005 Zaky Chan Hazem
2007 Special Operations Youssef
2009 Nights of love Sherif
2017 Horob Edtirari Mustafa Mukhtar
2018 Karmouz War General Youssef Al-Masry
2019 Kasablanka Omar Murr
2019 Sabea El Boromba Cameo


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Leladala Wogouh Katheera Amir
2003 Aunt Nour Hany
2006 Eli Ekhtasho Mato Ibrahim
2007 Critical moments Dr. Amr
2008 Tears of the moon Amir
2009 My Heart Is My Guide Salvador
2009 Khas Gedan Cameo
2010 Critical moments 2 Dr. Amr
2010 Love story Abed
2010 Hekayat w Beneshha: Fatat El-Leil Sameh
2010 Barra eldonya Ezzat
2011 Al Moatn X Hossam Al-Masry
2011 The doors of fear Youssef Ramzy
2012 Critical moments 3 Dr. Amr
2012 Ruby Tamer
2012 Taraf Talet El-Raek "Memi"
2013 Taht el Ard Jamal Al-Jabali / State Security Officer / Raymond Maqar / Ahmed Al-Toukhi
2014 Ana Eshkt Hassan Al-Rashidi
2015 Hawari Bucharest Syed Gad Allah "Syed Bucharest"
2015 Arabian Nights 2015 Negm El Din
2016 Al Tabbal Saleh Abu Jazia
2017 Kalabsh Sleim El-Ansary
2018 Kalabsh 2 Sleim El-Ansary
2018 Wakkelna Walla Cameo
2019 Kalabsh 3 Sleim El-Ansary
2020 Al Ekhtiar Ahmed Mansi
2020 Madrasat Elhob 3 Salah / Yahya The story of waiting
2020 Essaef Younes Cameo
2021 Nasl El-Aghrab Ghufran El-Gharib


Year Title Notes
2003 Star Maker
2010 Celebrity Duets
2013 El-Khazna
2019 Sahranin
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